Specialty Crop Grant Recipients

FY 2019 Proposal Deadline: April 18, 2018 - 4:00 p.m.

Previous Specialty Crop Grant Recipients

Grant Fiscal YearApplicantGrant AmountGrant Agreement LanguageProgramGrant Tracking Number
2016Illinois Specialty Growers Assn.$32,000.00Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic ConferenceSC1
2016The Land Connection$38,956.14Increasing Access, Knowledge and Purchase of Illinois Specialty Crops through Multi-Pronged Outreach CampaignSC4
2016The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University - Watson$29,826.00Hybrid Cooling Technology to Extend Saleable Shelf-Life of Perishable Specialty Crops in IllinoisSC5
2016The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University - Choudhary$62,996.00Improving Yields, Quality and Early Season Production of Organic Strawberries with Bioinoculants and Deep-Ocean MineralsSC7
2016The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University - Walters$17,171.00Nitrogen and Carbon Stable Isotope Patterns in Organic and Conventional TomatoesSC9
2016IAA Foundation$15,000.00Specialty Crops Education & Awareness Through Illinois Ag in the Classroom Seasons Ag MagSC10
2016Illinois Stewardship Alliance$32,579.00Increasing Supply and Demand of Specialty Crops in IllinoisSC13
2016Illinois Green Industry Assn.$36,600.00Plant Something! CampaignSC15
2016Ill. Grape Growers and Vintners Assn.$16,418.36Strengthening the Competitiveness of Illinois Grapes and Wine Through Branding, Marketing and Industry EducationSC16
2016The Experimental Station$15,800.00Increasing Demand Through Educational Outreach for Specialty Crops Sold at the 61st Street Farmers MarketSC17
2016The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois - Babadoost$64,196.00Screening Winter Cultivars and Accessions to Identify Resistance to Bacterial SpotSC18
2016The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois - Lovell$97,660.60Utilizing the Hazelnut Breeding of Recent Decades to Quickly Establish Illinois Hazelnut Breeding and CultivarsSC20
2016Family Farmed$24,204.81Food Safety is Good Business:  Best Practices for Beginning FarmersSC21
2016The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois - Henning$28,397.00Evaluation of Varieties, Production Methods, and Integrated Pest Management Practices for Alternative Fruit Crops in IllinoisSC23
2016Ill. Farmers Market Assn.$28,944.00The Development of a "What's in Season" Phone App to Promote Specialty Growers in IllinoisSC24
2016The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University - Cook$53,511.00Delivering Cover Crop Management Systems to Increase Vineyard Health, Productivity, and Profit for the Illinois IndustrySC25
2015The Experimental Station$10,000.00Increasing Demand Among SNAP Clients for IL Specialty Crops Sold at the 61st Street FarmersMarketSC3
2015IL Grape Growers and Vintners Association$15,500.00Promoting Sustainable Vineyards: Business Planning Workshops for the Illinois Grape GrowerSC5
2015CBS Community Partnership Division$110,000.00Illinois Where Fresh IsSC7
2015The Land Connection$38,904.84Increasing Illinois specialty crop production and sales through a season extension workshop guide and infographicSC9
2015Illinois Department of Agriculture$66,653.75Branding the "Illinois Where Fresh Is..." logo program and calling consumers to action to buyIllinois grown specialty crops.SC10
2015The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois - Hao Feng$64,990.00Nano-encapsulated Thiamine Dialauryl Sulfatefor control of Fungal Pathogens Related to Horseradish Root DiscolorationSC18
2015Stacy Pasoni$13,658.40Enhancing Market Opportunities for Illinois specialty Crops with Consumer Education Targeting Healthy LivingSC19
2015The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois - Babadoost$58,890.00Screening Pumpkin Cultivars and Accessions to identify Resistance to Bacterial Spot Caused byXanthomonas cucurbitaeSC20
2015The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois - Lee$36,323.00Sustainable local muchroom production systems for Illinois to enhance grower profitability and increase consumer choicesSC21
2015IAA Foundation$12,500.00Specialty Crops Education & Awareness through Illinois Agriculture in the classroom-Pizza Ag MagSC24
2015Illinois Stewardship Alliance$25,308.00Increasing Supply and Demand of Specialty Crops in IllinoisSC25
2015The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois - Wortman$67,604.00Assessing variability in vegetable crop yield and heavy metal recontamination across the Chicago metropolitan regionSC26
2015Board of Trustees of SouthernIllinois University - Vigardt/Smith/Choudhary$58,573.80Asian Greens in Illinois Farmers Markets: A Market Analysis, Cultivar and PhytonutrientStudySC31
2015a - Horseradish Growers of Illinois$3,110.00Horseradish Breeding and Propagation Research 2015SC39
2015b - Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University - Walters$36,180.00Horseradish Breeding and Propagation Research 2015SC39
2015c - The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois - Wahle$2,538.00Horseradish Breeding and Propagation Research 2015SC39
2014IL Specialty Growers Association$30,000.002015 Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic Conference: Partner with the Illinois Specialty Growers Association to increase the training opportunities of Illinois specialty crop growers with focus on current food safety requirements through the facilitation of an educational conference. Matching funds will be utilized to cover expenditures for non-specialty cropsSC1
2014Illinois Department of Agriculture$74,000.00Branding the "Illinois Where Fresh Is..." logo program and calling consumers to action to buy Illinois grown specialty crops: Increase local specialty crop sales at designated grocery stores and farmers' markets by implementing the "Illinois Where Fresh is" buy local marketing campaignSC2
2014CBS Community Partnership Division$124,500.00Illinois Where Fresh Is Multi Media Campaign: Partner with WBBM TV, a subsidiary of CBS, Inc. (CBS Community Partnership Division), to increase specialty crop sales at designated grocery stores and farmers' markets by continuing to provide a targeted multimedia campaign that focuses on the importance and availability of locally grown specialty cropsSC4
2014The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois$48,579.00Strawberries from "tower to table": maximizing productivity of high tunnel space with slacked hydroponic pots: Partner with the University of Illinois to develop grower best management practices by identifying optimum strawberry varieties and planting dates for the vertical production of hydroponic strawberries in high tunnels in southern and central Illinois and sharing the best practices through presentations, field days, and newslettersSC5
2014The Land Connection Foundation$29,013.00Equipping IL Specialty Crop Farmers with Marketing Framework and Social Media Tools: Partner with the Land Connection to assist specialty crop farmers market their local specialty crops throughout the growing season by developing and delivering a marketing plan curriculum that incorporates tools utilizing different social media platforms, and providing monthly social media starter kits that offer specific content (tweets, Facebook posts, photos, etc.) that busy specialty crop farmers can use as-is, or customize, and disseminate via social mediaSC6
2014Ag In Progress Partnership$29,995.00Training Future Agricultural Professionals Honey Bee Management: Partner with Ag in Progress Partnership to facilitate an educational mentoring program for Future Farmers of America members to impart considerable working knowledge and appreciation of honeybee biology and behavior and their importance to specialty crop pollinationSC13
2014Horseradish Growers of Illinois$38,429.10Horseradish Breeding and Propagation Research '14-'15: Partner with the Horseradish Growers of Illinois to improve size, color, root rot, and taste of horseradish through the use of newly obtained germplasm materials from Eastern Europe in crosses with widely used cultivars and breeding lines in various combinations to generate the large seed numbers needed to develop new cultivarsSC14
2014The Experimental Station$15,730.00Increasing Demand Among SNAP Clients for IL Specialty Crops Sold at the 61st Street Farmers Market: Partner with the Experimental Station to continue to educate low-income urban residents how to grow, prepare, and enjoy Illinois specialty crops by providing at-Market, in-school, after-school and summer educational programming through the 61st Street Farmers Market program. Matching funds will be utilized to cover expenditures for non-specialty cropsSC22
2014Gary Comer Youth Center$47,967.00The Gary Comer Youth Center's Greater Grand Crossing Specialty Crop Food Project: Partner with the Gary Comer Youth Center to provide urban youth with additional education on the nutritional value of specialty crops and the opportunity to participate in urban agriculture through developing a youth managed roof top farmSC24
2014Illinois Stewardship Alliance$27,000.00Growing the Supply and Demand of Specialty Crops in Illinois: Partner with the Illinois Stewardship Alliance to solicit commitments from chefs to make at least ten percent of their purchases from local specialty crop growers by assisting chefs to locate local farmers, developing a pilot project for online procurement by restaurants, and organizing chef-farmer networking events. Matching funds will be utilized to cover expenditures for non-specialty cropsSC25
2014IAA Foundation$15,000.00Specialty Crops Education & Awareness through Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom - Pumpkins Ag Mag: Partner with the IAA Foundation to help students make the connection between foods and the farmers who grow them by developing and printing a new Pumpkins Ag Mag and supporting trainings and county program implementation to educate students and teachers about this specialty crop grown by producers in IllinoisSC26
2014Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University$54,604.00Impact of Novel and Traditional Soil Management Systems on Vine Balance, Water Status, Wine Quality, and Soil Health: Partner with Southern Illinois University in collaboration with the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association and Shawnee Hills Wine-Grape Association to improve the sustainability of vineyard floor management by growers through research of new cultural and biological under-vine management tools, such as various mulches, compost, and fertilization; and understand grower reluctance to adopt new soil management methods and the value that consumers place on sustainability of vineyard cultural practicesSC31
2013Illinois Specialty Growers Association$28,500.00Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic Conference: Partner with the Illinois Specialty Growers Association to increase the training opportunities of Illinois specialty crop growers with focus on current food safety requirements through the facilitation of an educational conference. Matching funds will be utilized to cover expenditures for non-specialty crop commoditiesSC1
2013Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association$15,230.00Viticulture Field Days with Follow-up Site Visits and Video Webinars: Partner with the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association to grow educational opportunities through teaching best management practices to Illinois grape growers through hands-on, as well as online continuing education opportunitiesSC3
2013The Land Connection Foundation$33,328.00Maximizing Awareness, Purchase & Use of IL Specialty Crops: Partner with The Land Connection to implement a multifaceted social media campaign that uses blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and other online interactions to educate consumers about the Illinois specialty crop growersSC6
2013The Experimental Station$12,000.00Increasing Demand Among SNAP Clients for IL Specialty Crops Sold at the 61st Street Farmers Market: Partner with the Experimental Station to continue to educate low-income urban residents how to grow, prepare, and enjoy Illinois specialty crops by providing at-Market, in-school, after-school and summer educational programming. Matching funds will be utilized to cover expenditures for non-specialty crop commoditiesSC7
2013Gary Comer Youth Center$82,082.00Gary Comer Youth Center Specialty Crop Project: Partner with the Gary Comer Youth Center to provide urban youth with additional education on the nutritional value of specialty crops and the opportunity to participate in urban agriculture through developing a youth managed roof top farmSC11
2013CBS Community Partnership Division$200,000.00Illinois...Where Fresh Is Media Campaign: Partner with the CBS Community Partnership Division to continue to provide a targeted multimedia campaign that focuses on the importance and availability of locally grown specialty cropsSC13
2013Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois$91,181.00Comparison of microbial safety of locally grown frresh grown fresh produce versus produce from "global" supply chains: Partner with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to enhance the microbial food safety of locally grown produce by assessing the microbial profiles on produce from farmers' markets and subsequently suggest the best handling practices that would minimize the risk of microbial contaminationSC15
2013Ag in Progress Partnership$15,009.54Training Future Agricultural Professionals Honey Bee Management: Partner with Ag in Progress Partnership to facilitate an educational mentoring program for Future Farmers of America members that discusses the intricacies of honeybee biology and behavior as well as agricultural partnering techniques, enhancing the understanding and importance of our most efficient pollinatorSC16
2013IAA Foundation$20,000.00Specialty Crops Education & Awareness through Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom: Partner with Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom to support the development of a new "Specialty Crops Ag Mag" and the subsequent classroom lessons and activities, which will feature Illinois specialty crop growers and highlight the many ways Illinois specialty crops are being used, how and where they are grown, and where they can be found locallySC20
2013Horseradish Growers of Illinois$11,617.70Horseradish Breeding and Propagation Research: Partner with the Illinois Horseradish Growers Association to ascertain new viable varieties that are the most white, have high heat and flavor, are larger in size, and that are not rotting, but lasting longer than current varieties for the Illinois horseradish industrySC21
2013Illinois Stewardship Alliance$52,467.00Phase Two: Growing Farm to Restaurant Linkages in Illinois: Partner with the Illinois Stewardship Alliance to create a marketing campaign to promote local specialty crops to local restaurants and develop new resources for farms to better understand regulatory requirementsSC25
2013Illinois Department of Agriculture$71,200.00Branding the "Illinois Where Fresh is..." logo program and calling Consumers to action to buy Illinois grown specialty crops: Work with Illinois grocers and farmers' markets to implement a marketing campaign for Illinois specialty crops through the "Illinois Where Fresh is" buy local programSC26
2012Illinois Specialty Growers Association$26,500.00Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference: Partner with the Illinois Specialty Growers Association to organize the Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference, designed to assist 500 specialty crop producers in managing their production and price risk; educate specialty crop producers in developing "Good Agricultural Practices," "Good Manufacturing Practices," and "Good Handling Practices"; increase consumer knowledge of the nutritional advantages of consuming specialty crops; assist specialty crop producers in incorporating agritourism as a value-added opportunity; promote food safety practices to growers throughout the production and marketing chain; encourage consumers to buy local and fresh produce; provide educational programming on disease and pest management control in the production of fruits and vegetables; provide a tract of workshops on organic production and marketing; and assist organic growers become compliant with the National Organic Standards. Matching funds will be utilized to cover expenditures for non-specialty crop commoditiesSC1
2012Moore Tourism Development, Inc.$37,500.00Good Food: Local: Partner with the Moore Tourism Development, Inc. to improve the sale of locally grown specialty crops by increasing consumer knowledge and use of produce through a series of educational workshops. Matching funds will be used to offset the costs of the inclusion of any nonspecialty cropsSC7
2012Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois James Theuri$83,349.00Enhancing Safety of Specialty Food Crops in Illinois: Partner with the University of Illinois Extension to offer training in Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices, provide technical assistance in writing food safety plans, and subsidize third-party audit costs for specialty crop producersSC10
2012Experimental Station$10,000.00Increasing Demand Among Federal Nutrition Benefit (SNAP) Clients For Illinois Specialty Crops Sold at the 61st Street Farmers Market: Partner with the 61st Street Farmers' Market to develop marketing materials to draw South Side Federal Nutrition Benefit (SNAP) residents to the Market to purchase specialty crops, provide education on specialty crops to youth and school children, and provide specialty crop-focused cooking classes in the communitySC11
2012Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois Mohammad Babadoost$55,967.00Determining Filed-Survival and Host-Range of Xanthomonas cucurbitae, the Causal of Bacterial Spot of Pumpkin: Partner with the University of Illinois to study Xanthomonas cucurbitae as the cause of bacterial spot in pumpkins, providing data necessary for the development of effective methods of managing the disease including survival factors of Xanthomonas cucurbitae in the field, pathogenic variation among isolates of Xanthomonas cucurbitae, and the host-range of Xanthomonas cucurbitaeSC13
2012University of Illinois - Jeffrey Kindhart$49,158.00Evaluation of a Portable Steam Generator for Sterilizing Planting Beds in High Tunnels: Partner with the University of Illinois to conduct research and deliver educational programs on the use of a portable steam generator to sterilize soils in high tunnels to prevent tomato and pepper losses to soil-borne diseases where high tunnels are used repeatedlySC16
2012IAA Foundation$10,000.00Apples Ag Mag: Partner with the Illinois Farm Bureau's Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom program to develop and print a new Apples Ag Mag to increase awareness of the specialty crop grown in Illinois, and to introduce more students and consumers to the ideas of locally grown foods, and the farmers that grow themSC17
2012IGGVA$20,061.00Pest and Disease Control Workshops for Illinois' Grape Growers: Partner with the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association to educate Illinois grape growers on the best practices for vineyard management to ultimately increase their yield and the quality of Illinois-grown grapes by offering educational workshops that address pest management and disease control in Illinois vineyardsSC18
2012CBS 2$100,000.00Illinois...Where Fresh Is Multi-Media Campaign: Partner with WBBM TV, a subsidiary of CBS Inc., to launch an integrated, multi media campaign, Illinois Where Fresh Is! designed to bring Specialty Crops to the forefront of consumers' minds and promote healthier eating habits - ultimately boosting industry sales and keeping Illinois dollars in the state. Only eligible specialty crops will be included in the promotionsSC21
2012University of Illinois - Shoemaker / Masiunas$20,757.00Preparing Illinois' Specialty Crop Producers for Drift from 2,4-D and Dicamba Resistant Soybeans: Partner with the University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences, Illinois Specialty Crop Growers Association; and Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association to support an outreach and research program designed to define the risk of damaging pesticide drift to specialty crops producers, and assist specialty crop growers in managing such risk by providing them with a series of outreach presentations, special tools and guidelines for properly addressing a drift incident, and access to existing resources, including the Driftwatch programSC24
2012Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University - Ruplal Choudhary$127,723.20Documenting Nutritional Value of Local Produce to Create Market Advantage for Illinois Growers: Partner with Southern Illinois University's Department of Plant, Soil and Agricultural Systems to study the impact of variety selection, harvest timing and storage duration on nutritional/antioxidant content of fruits and vegetables and to provide grower outreach through pre-educational project surveys, field production and sample collection, fruit and vegetable tissue assays, development of specialty crop factsheets and post-educational outreach surveysSC27
2012Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University Brad Taylor$63,351.20Establish and disseminate vine balance strategies for Illinois wine grapes: Partner with the Southern Illinois University and the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association to develop management guidelines for crop level, nitrogen fertilization rate and canopy and vineyard floor management strategies that will significantly improve the marketability of Illinois grapes and wineSC33
2012IL Stewardship Alliance$40,997.00Growing the Specialty Crop Industry: Farm-to-Restaurant and Beyond: Partner with the Illinois Stewardship Alliance to increase specialty crop sales to restaurants and developing new resources to connect farms to restaurants by educating restaurants and farmers, promoting local foods through the "Buy Fresh Buy Local" campaign, providing technical training to chefs and facilitating a farm-to-restaurant series. Matching funds will be used to cover the costs of any non-specialty cropsSC36
2011Peoria RiverFront Association$10,000.00Partner with the Peoria RiverFront Association to organize and implement a multi-media advertisement campaign to increase public awareness of the farmers market as well as the health and nutritional benefits of locally grown specialty cropsSC2
2011Carlyle Lake Chamber of Commerce Inc$10,000.00Partner with the Carlyle Lake Chamber of Commerce to provide for advertisements and assistance with weekly educational demonstrations at a local farmers market as well as develop and distribute educational specialty crop usage handouts. Project staff will maintain records and the materials developed to ensure that the project solely enhances the competitiveness of specialty cropsSC3
2011Jacksonville Main Street's Farmers Market on the Square$6,700.00Partner with Jacksonville Main Street to increase locally grown produce and specialty crop sales and awareness with greater potential for producer income as well as provide downtown residents, low-income citizens, visitors, and workers more convenient access to healthy food products through the implementation of a multi-media advertisement campaignSC4
2011Downtown Bloomington Association$26,000.00Partner with the Downtown Bloomington Association to increase awareness and sales of specialty crops at Uptown Normal's Trailside Market and the Downtown Bloomington Farmers Market through a series of television/radio/online advertisements that will focus 100% on eligible specialty cropsSC6
2011The Experimental Station$10,000.00Partner with the Experimental Station to create a variety of marketing materials for dissemination throughout the neighborhoods of Chicago, and provide an expansion of in-school and after-school educational outreach to local, low-income children and youth, to teach them the nutritional benefits, cultivation, and preparation of organic and sustainably grown fruits and vegetables; and provide ongoing incentives to LINK customers. Matching funds will be utilized to cover expenditures for non-specialty crop commoditiesSC7
2011Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association$10,000.00Partner with the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association to expand the viticulture depth of knowledge dissemination at the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association's Annual Conference and Tradeshow through collaborating with neighboring state associations and communicating with experts within the field of viticultureSC8
2011Taylorville Main Street Inc.$4,087.40Partner with Taylorville Main Street to expand the consumption of Illinois specialty crops through an extensive advertising campaign in local media, which will increase both producer participation and sales of specialty crops at the farmers market. Matching funds will be utilized to cover expenditures for non-specialty crop commoditiesSC10
2011Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois$9,648.00Enhancing Specialty Food Safety: Partner with the University of Illinois Extension to offer good agricultural practices and good handling practices training to specialty crop producers and retailers, including farmers market vendors as well as offer technical support to develop food safety plans for their specialty crop enterprisesSC11
2011Mt. Carroll Chamber of Commerce$8,546.00Partner with the Mt. Carroll Chamber of Commerce to collaborate with Learn Great Foods to provide quality programs/demonstrations specific to locally grown specialty crops in order to improve child and adult nutrition knowledge and consumption of specialty crops and implement a strategic specialty crop advertising campaign that includes print and radio advertising, banners, and fliersSC14
2011Village of Buffalo Grove$9,984.00Partner with Buffalo Grove Farmers Market to implement an advertising campaign in order to teach people about the nutritional benefits associated with Illinois-grown vegetables and encourage them to change their eating habits, which will foster the development of a positive perception associated with the consumption of locally grown vegetablesSC15
2011Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University$13,604.50Farm to School: A Case Study of Summer Processing for Success: Partner with Southern Illinois University in Carbondale to implement a farm-to-school program whereby fresh fruits and vegetables will be processed during the summer months for a local school in an area that does not have a year-round growing season. Program results will be utilized to develop a case-study approach to working with interested school foodservice directorsSC16
2011Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau$7,583.00Partner with Jo Daviess County to implement a marketing campaign that only advertises specialty crops at local farmers markets through printed advertising, radio advertising, billboards, and other advertisingSC17
2011IAA Foundation$10,000.00IAITC Pumpkins Ag Mag: Partner with the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom to develop a new Pumpkins Ag Mag to increase awareness of the specialty crop that is grown more widely in Illinois than any other state as well as introduce more students and consumers to the ideas of locally grown foods and the farmers that grow themSC18
2011Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois$39,962.00Variety Trials and Integrated Pest Management for Vegetables in High Tunnels: Partner with the University of Illinois to conduct research, demonstrations, and deliver educational programs on varieties, production practices, and pest management for tomatoes, peppers, and salad greens grown in high tunnelsSC20
2011Jerry M. Mills$23,472.00Partner with Mills Apple Farm to develop a demonstration sweet cherry orchard in Illinois using slanted and trellised trees grown in high tunnels, which will be used to provide valuable information to interested producers in southwestern IllinoisSC25
2011Batavia Main Street$13,735.00Farm Fresh to Family: Partner with Batavia MainStreet to implement a professionally developed, integrated marketing campaign designed to bring awareness, education, and sales of Illinois specialty crops to Batavia, IllinoisSC30
2011Champaign-Urbana Public Health District$10,000.00What's Your Specialty?: Partner with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to implement a social marketing, social media, and WIC client education campaign that promotes local specialty crop growers in the Champaign County region as well as the nutritional benefits of those crops. Matching funds will be utilized to cover expenditures for non-specialty crop commoditiesSC31
2011Village of Lemont$6,245.00Partner with the Village of Lemont to increase awareness and purchases of Illinois specialty crops offered by vendors at the Lemont Farmers Market through the implementation of targeted promotional efforts. Matching funds will be utilized to cover expenditures for non-specialty crop commoditiesSC32
2011Downtown Springfield Inc.$10,000.00Partner with Downtown Springfield to supplement a current advertisement campaign with the addition of promoting individual and familial purchase of specialty crops through the utilization of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)SC33
2011FamilyFarmed.org$35,000.00Building for Growth: A Business Plan for a Central Illinois Pack House: Partner with FamilyFarmed.org to create a business plan for a pack house located in Central Illinois that aggregates, stores, markets, and distributes specialty crop products from area farms to Illinois wholesale buyers, and to establish a network of Illinois fruit and vegetable growers committed to scaling up production for this marketSC35
2011The Land Connection Foundation$26,220.00An Educational, Marketing, and Outreach Project to Increase the Supply of Specialty Crops in Illinois: Partner with the Land Connection Foundation to implement a training program that will professionally market and educate individuals, families, communities, and the general public about the importance of specialty crops in Illinois' agricultural economiesSC36
2011Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm$8,680.00Partner with Esther Place to educate students and teachers at local schools about the production and preparation of specialty crops in order to help the next generation understand vital aspects of specialty crop origins and nutritional informationSC38
2011Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois$16,108.00Facilitate the planning and launch of the Illinois Organic Growers Association: Partner with the University of Illinois to facilitate the planning and launch of the Illinois Organic Growers Association and support the first year of educational and networking opportunities to Illinois specialty crop growers interested in organic and ecologically-oriented growing and marketing techniques. All project resources will be devoted to support of speakers and sessions serving organic specialty crop growers producing horticultural, fruit and nut crops using organic techniquesSC40
2011Knox County Food Development Council$50,000.00Partner with the Knox County Food Development Council to provide education, resources, technical assistance, and market development for the local specialty crop food industry through a growers' incubator, food consolidator, advertisements for local specialty crops at farmers markets, season extension demonstrations, as well as market research into potential value-added processing of specialty crops. Matching funds will be utilized to cover expenditures for non-specialty crop commoditiesSC41
2011Geneva Green Market$9,700.00Partner with Geneva Green Market to promote their educational activities and Geneva Winter Market by creating instructional videos, a quarterly publication of news and events, website, an e-mail newsletter and newspaper and radio advertisements that solely promote specialty cropsSC42
2011Illinois Stewardship Alliance$10,000.00Partner with the Illinois Stewardship Alliance to expand a marketing campaign to increase sales and consumption of central Illinois specialty crops and enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops by providing product differentiation and product identification through an educational directory of producers, point-of-sale identification of local products, farmer profiles, and a series of events providing increased marketing opportunities for specialty crop producersSC43
2011Southern Sisters Spirits DBA Bobcat Hill Distillery$10,950.00Partner with Southern Sisters Spirits to define grapes which are the "Southern Stars" for growers, winemakers, distillers, food manufacturers, and others and develop in concert with them through the Shawnee Hills Winegrape Association a public education campaign showing how these grapes are local, sustainable, value-added, and are economically and culturally rewardingSC44
2011Central Illinois Agricultural Research Farms Inc.$12,372.00Developing a Sustainable and Organic Vegetable Production System: Partner with Central Illinois Agricultural Research Farms to develop and refine a vegetable production system that is sustainable and organic by documenting and recording all the costs, labor, profits, and procedures for organic vegetable productionSC45
2011Lan-Oak Park District$10,000.00Partner with the Lan-Oak Park District to generate awareness of specialty crops and the District's farmers market by implementing a marketing campaign that includes the purchase of ads in local newspapers, banners, signs, and reusable shopping bagsSC46
2011Annie's Project$10,000.00Partner with Annie's Project to provide farm women educational opportunities that will help them utilize small acre resources through the addition or expansion of specialty crop commodities to their production and marketing practicesSC47
2011Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University$57,017.00Partner with Southern Illinois University to develop practical management strategies that increase the sustainability of Illinois wine grape productionSC48
2011The Land of Goshen Community Market$14,682.32Partner with the Land of Goshen Community Market to create a "Market Sprouts" programs targeting customer children by providing activities promoting fresh, locally grown specialty crops in a centrally located areaSC49
2011Village of Schaumburg$7,829.00Partner with the Village of Schaumburg to continue an existing advertising campaign for the Olde Schaumburg Centre Farmers Market. Matching funds will be utilized to cover expenditures for non-specialty crop commoditiesSC50
2011Chicago Defender Charities$8,700.00Partner with Chicago Defender Charities to educate the youth in the Englewood community by utilizing the Heritage Garden to produce vegetables and teach residents the importance of nutrition and healthy eating habits through meal planning that is inclusive of vegetables in their daily diet, and disseminate information regarding the benefits of embracing the green concepts of reduce, reuse and recycle and of eating locally grown produceSC51
2011Illinois Specialty Growers Association$24,450.00Partner with the Illinois Specialty Crop Growers Association to facilitate a conference in order to educate specialty crop producers in the management of their production and price risk, the development of food safety practices including good agricultural practices and good handling practices, the notification of consumers concerning the nutritional benefits of specialty crops for children and adults as well as buy-local campaigns, on disease and pest management control, as well as information concerning the production and marketing of organic produceSC54
2011National Agricultural Statistics Service$30,000.00Cost Estimate for Conducting the "2010 Illinois Specialty Crops Survey": Partner with the National Agricultural Statistics Service Illinois Field Office to conduct a 2010 Specialty Crops survey of roughly 3,000 specialty crop growers in order to assist in an estimation of the growth of the specialty crop industry in IllinoisSC55
2010Benton Farmers Market$4,000.00Partner with Benton Farmer's Market to emphasize only Illinois specialty crops in print and radio advertising to support the specialty crop vendors at the marketSC1
2010Mount Carroll Chamber of Commerce$4,200.00Partner with the Mount Carroll Chamber of Commerce Farmers' Market to promote local specialty crops. Radio advertising will feature "sound bytes" specific to eligible specialty crops and print and other advertising, including signs, banners, and posters, will feature photos and names of eligible specialty cropsSC3
2010Historic Quincy Business District$10,000.00Partner with the Historic Quincy Business District to conduct workshops for only specialty crop growers; conduct vendor workshops with the educational program solely displaying and highlighting specialty crop products; conduct an advertising and promotion campaign highlighting only individual specialty crop vendors; and publish a newsletter with articles on specialty crops and local food guide describing where customers can locate specialty crop productsSC4
2010Brookfield Chamber of Commerce$10,000.00Partner with the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce to advertise the Brookfield Farmer's Market through display board print production that promotes specialty crops and specialty crop growers; newspaper advertisements displaying a list of popular and available specialty crops; flyer and posters providing a list of seasonably available specialty crops and graphics of specialty crops; signs that highlight specialty crops; and sustainable shopping bags that list specialty crops available at the market;SC6
2010The Experimental Station$10,000.00Partner with the 61st Street Farmers Market to expand their adult cooking classes, in-school program that focuses entirely on local organic and sustainably grown fruits and vegetables, after-school classes, farm tours that target specialty crop farms, and At-Market Market School designed to educate children and adults about healthy and sustainable eating. Matching funds will be provided to ensure that all activities solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops; andSC7
2010Edgebrook$10,000.00Partner with Edgebrook Limited Partnership, LlC to purchase Food books for distribution at the Edgebrook Farmers' Market whose main ingredient are specialty crops; advertise the market using the "Where Fresh Is" logo used solely by specialty crop producers and marketers within the State; and conduct cooking demonstration that will only use specialty crops as their main focusSC8
2010Green City Market$15,000.00Partner with Green City Market to publish and distribute "Know Your Food...Know Your Farmer" brochure to give Chicagoans an understanding of every farmer and producer at Green City Market. Matching funds will be provided for the non-specialty crop farmers in the brochureSC9
2010Evanston Community Development Corp.$10,000.00Partner with Evanston Community Development Corporation to fund a portion of the market manager's salary at the West End Market to deliver specialty crop marketing materials to customers and facilitate the purchase of produce at wholesale from African American farmers; purchase tents and tables to be used by specialty crop vendors only; and install signage advertising the market takes Link cards for purchase of specialty crops by Senior and WIC coupons; and distribute market print materials to promote produce sold at the marketSC10
2010Natural Food Cooperative of Rockford$10,000.00Partner with Total Health Awareness Team to promote the "Local Only" farmers' market highlighting available specialty crops and print and distribute the "Farm to Family" newsletter and the Northern Illinois Local Foods Directory to educate the public about current and potential vendors at the Natural Food Cooperative of Rockford. Matching funds will be provided to cover non-specialty crops in the newstetter and DirectorySC11
2010Downtown Bloomington Association$10,000.00Partner with the Downtown Bloomington Association to promote the Downtown Bloomington Farmers' Market through television/radio online series that will focus 100% on eligible specialty cropsSC12
2010Green City Market$10,000.00Partner with Green City Market to preserve and promote heirloom varieties; teach children the importance of specialty crops; provide a locavore resource kit to challenge Chicago consumers to support local, sustainably grown farmers and eat their products. Matching funds will be provided to cover the non-specialty crop portion of the projectSC13
2010City of Urbana$15,000.00Partner with the City of Urbana to promote Eat Here, designed solely to encourage residents to add Urbana's Market at the Square to their grocery shopping route each week to purchase Illinois-grown fruits and vegetablesSC14
2010Peasants' Plot$10,000.00Partner with Peasants' Plot to host a group of interested growers for a High Tunnel Workshop to increase use of high tunnels for season extension of organic tomatoes and peppers within the model of the small family farmSC15
2010DeWitt County Human Resource Center$5,000.00Partner with the DeWitt County Human Resource Center to grow squash varieties, cantaloupe and watermelon in garden plots mulched With recycled newsprint, inform the public of the benefits and provide employment opportunities for clients with disabilitiesSC16
2010CBS Broadcasting, Inc.$83,942.00Partner with CBS Broadcasting to create ads on television and the internet involving the "lIIinois...Where Fresh Is" logo solely promoting specialty crops and healthier eating habitsSC17
2010Belleville Main Street$10,000.00Partner with Belleville Main Street State to conduct a series of classes that will focus on nutrition education, food safety, cooking skills development, a connection to the farm, and increased knowledge of specialty crops to children and their parentsSC19
2010Sustain (dba FamilyFarmed.org)$36,000.00Partner with FamilyFarmed.org to identify barriers to increase Illinois specialty crop production, devise workable solutions to resolve those barriers and complete a feasibility assessment for the creation of a distribution facility in order to increase the supply of Illinois grown fruits and vegetables into the Illinois wholesale marketplaceSC21
2010Clinton Chamber of Commerce$6,500.00Partner with Clinton Area Farmers and Artisans Market and University of Illinois Extension - DeWitt County to enhance the Family Nutrition Program with classroom instructions for all 4th grade classes focusing on specialty crops featured throughout the Market season; encourage "victory gardens" through distribution of seeds; promote the Market through advertisement that will only feature specialty crops; and provide market coupons that will only be used for specialty crops at the Farmers MarketSC22
2010Geneva Green Market, NFP$11,000.00Partner with Geneva Green Market to promote their educational activities and Geneva Winter Market by creating instructional videos, a quarterly publication of news and events, website, an e-mail newsletter and newspaper and radio advertisements that solely promote specialty cropsSC23
2010Comer Science & Education Foundation$35,000.00Partner with Comer Science and Education Foundation to extend the growing season and increase growing space on the 8,000 square foot rooftop garden located on top of the Gary Comer Youth Center; train local teens on seed to table concept by providing part-time employment rotating between the garden (growing, harvesting, packaging and distributing) and learning culinary skills; and hold garden nutritional eventsSC25
2010Illinois Specialty Growers Assoc.$22,162.38Partner with Illinois Specialty Growers Association to provide pre-conference workshops and five educational tracts at the 2011 Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic ConferenceSC26
2010Illinois Stewardship Alliance$10,000.00Partner with Illinois Stewardship Alliance to conduct an analysis of the local food and farm economy and to provide advertising funds only to "Buy Fresh Buy Local" specialty crop members. Matching funds will be provided to cover any portion of travel, staff time and other costs that do not solely support the specialty crop industrySC27
2010Town of Normal$10,000.00Partner with Uptown Marketing to promote through television/radio online series the Market to Menu project to focus 100% on featuring specialty crop local farmers, their specialty produce and ways to use their produceSC28
2010Pana Chamber of Commerce$4,500.00Partner with Pana Chamber of Commerce to provide advertising for their 2010 Farmers Market to carry content that directly promotes specialty cropsSC29
2010Eckert Orchards, Inc.$20,000.00Partner with Eckert Orchards Inc. to propagate test trees with the intent to provide new apple cultivars, well adapted to the Midwest, to interested growers for field evaluation; establish a 3,000 tree plot of new seedlings; and establish two grower-sited test blocks of advanced selectionsSC30
2010Georgia C. Shank$10,000.00Partner with Georgia C. Shank to construct a high tunnel to extend the growing season of strawberries and reduce loss by spring freeze and share the experience and results by providing farm tours to interested growers and school childrenSC32
2010Woodstock Farmers Market NFP$10,000.00Partner with Woodstock Farmers' Market to provide educational presentations / material to solely promote local specialty crop harvest availability, food preservation and food safetySC34
2010Spring Valley Farm & Vineyard$10,000.00Partner with Spring Valley Farm &Vineyard to construct a high tunnel with drip irrigation and fertilizer injection systems that will serve as a demonstration area of how tomatoes and other similar vegetable products can be grown commercially with an extended growing seasonSC35
2010Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois$25,000.00Partner with University of Illinois to research and evaluate non petroleum based (organic -based) plant pots in controlled and mechanized settingsSC36
2009Aledo Main Street, Inc.$3,560.00-- Newspaper -- Radio -- Postcards -- FlyersSC
2009Beardstown Main Street$5,000.00-- Newspaper -- Radio -- TVSC
2009Benton Farmers Market$3,922.00-- Newspaper -- RadioSC
2009Brookfield Chamber of Commerce$5,600.00-- Newspaper -- Vendor packets and vendor banners -- Poster -- SignsSC
2009Burr Ridge Park District$3,000.00-- Newspaper -- Radio -- BrochureSC
2009Carlyle Lake Chamber of Commerce, Inc.$3,000.00-- Newspaper -- Brochure (Flyer)SC
2009City of Country Club Hills$2,650.00-- Signs -- Reusable Bags - The bags CANNOT be sold. (max $800)SC
2009City of Highland$5,250.00-- Newspaper -- Brochure -- Radio -- PostcardsSC
2009City of Mendota Farmers Market$4,345.00-- Newspaper -- RadioSC
2009City of Urbana$7,500.00-- TVSC
2009Clinton Chamber of Commerce$2,900.00-- Newspaper -- Brochure -- Radio -- TVSC
2009Downtown Bloomington Association$6,740.00-- Radio -- BillboardSC
2009Downtown Springfield, Inc.$7,500.00-- Newspaper -- Radio -- Poster -- SignsSC
2009Dundee Township Tourist Center$4,000.00-- NewspaperSC
2009Dwight Main Street$531.00-- Newspaper -- Posters -- BrochuresSC
2009East Moline Main Street$7,370.00-- Newspaper -- Poster -- Brochure -- Printed Advertisements -- TV -- Signs -- BannersSC
2009Edgebrook$4,520.00-- Newspaper -- Radio -- TV -- Poster -- Brochure -- No Design WorkSC
2009Experimental Station$4,500.00-- Newspaper -- Banner -- Flyers -- PostersSC
2009Geneva Green Market, NFP$7,500.00-- Newspaper -- Radio -- Brochure -- Signs -- PostersSC
2009Grayslake Farmers Market$7,500.00-- Newspaper -- Signs -- BannerSC
2009Green City Market$6,550.00-- Brochure PrintingSC
2009Historic Quincy Business District$5,000.00-- Newspaper -- Radio -- TV -- BillboardSC
2009Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau$5,148.00-- Newspaper -- Radio -- Printed Advertisements (County Directory and Recipe Cards)SC
2009Kane County Farm Bureau$4,750.00-- Newspaper -- BillboardSC
2009Main Street Golconda$5,000.00-- Newspaper -- Reusable Bags - The bags CANNOT be sold.SC
2009Midtown District, Inc.$7,284.00-- Newspaper -- Radio -- BannerSC
2009Old Town Market$4,980.00-- Newspaper -- Radio -- Banner -- Flyers/Pamphlets/PostersSC
2009Oswegoland Park District$5,600.00-- Newspaper -- BannerSC
2009Pana Chamber of Commerce$3,000.00-- Newspaper -- RadioSC
2009Paul Edward Kouri$4,000.00-- Newspaper -- RadioSC
2009Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce$4,000.00-- RadioSC
2009Peoria RiverFront Association$7,500.00-- TV-- Billboard -- Newspaper -- RadioSC
2009Princeton Chamber of Commerce$2,750.00-- Newspaper -- Radio -- Signs -- Brochure -- Chef Demos (food expenses only)SC
2009Quad City Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association$4,000.00-- Newspaper -- Radio -- TVSC
2009Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce$4,000.00-- Newspaper -- Radio -- TV -- Billboards -- SignsSC
2009Seguin Services, Inc.$2,540.00-- Newspaper -- Banner (Street Pole Banners) -- No Design WorkSC
2009Shelbyville Farmers Market$3,000.00-- Newspaper -- BrochureSC
2009Staunton Farmers Market$1,900.00-- Newspaper -- SignsSC
2009Steeleville Farmers Market$2,000.00-- Newspaper -- RadioSC
2009Taylorville Main Street, Inc.$3,000.00-- Newspaper -- RadioSC
2009The Farmers Market of Carbondale, Inc.$5,098.00-- Newspaper -- RadioSC
2009The Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Assoc. (GIPNA)$4,400.00-- Newspaper -- Banner -- PosterSC
2009The Land of Goshen Community Market$5,000.00-- NewspaperSC
2009Town of Normal$7,500.00-- Radio -- TVSC
2009Village of Huntley$4,550.00-- Newspaper -- BannerSC
2009Village of Oak Park - Public Health$2,000.00-- Posters (CTA) -- Print Advertising (Community Publication)SC
2009Village of Schaumburg$5,364.00-- NewspaperSC
2009West Frankfort Civic Center Authority$4,300.00-- Newspaper -- Radio -- TVSC
2009Winfield Chamber of Commerce$2,000.00-- Newspaper -- Print AdvertisementSC
2009Woodstock$3,000.00-- NewspaperSC
2008 Board of Trustees of the Univ. of IL on Behalf of the Edwards/Wabash Unit on Behalf of the Edwards/Wabash Farmers' Maet$4,000.00-- Print advertising -- Radio advertisingSC
2008Agriculture & Tourism Partners of Illinois Association (ATPI)$6,225.00Specialty Crop Industry Directory (ATPI Document)SC
2008Alton Marketplace Association$4,000.00-- Billboard -- BannersSC
2008Barrington Village Association$50.00-- PostersSC
2008Benton Farmers' Market$3,000.00-- Print advertising-- printing of promotional fliersSC
2008Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce$5,440.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Metal signs -- Billboard -- Sandwich sign -- Radio advertising-- Printing newspaper inserts (not stuffing fee) -- Street bannersSC
2008City of Country Club Hills$4,339.00-- Print advertising -- BannersSC
2008City of Mendota$3,591.00-- Print advertising -- Radio advertisingSC
2008City of Park Ridge$4,000.00-- Print advertising -- Radio advertising -- (Excludes Slide Show and Shopping bags)SC
2008City of Urbana$4,000.00-- Television advertising (excludes production)SC
2008Downtown Bloomington Association$5,500.00-- BillboardsSC
2008Downtown Danville, Inc.$4,000.00-- Print advertising -- Radio advertising -- Television advertising -- BannersSC
2008Downtown Neighborhood Assoc.of Elgin's Harvest Market$3,800.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Postcard printing -- Signage/BannersSC
2008Downtown Springfield, Inc.$4,000.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Fliers -- Posters -- BannerSC
2008Dundee Township Tourist Center$5,000.00-- Advertising in Northwest Herald and other suburban Chicago newspapersSC
2008DuQuoin Farmers Market$4,000.00-- Print advertising -- Radio advertising -- Television advertising -- Fliers -- Signs-- Street banners (excluding brackets)SC
2008Dwight Main Street Program$390.00-- Posters (printing only) -- Handouts (printing only) -- Newspaper advertisingSC
2008Farmer's Market of Carbondale, Inc.$4,000.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Radio advertising -- Television advertisingSC
2008Frankfort Country Market, Inc.$4,500.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Radio advertisingSC
2008Geneseo Farmers Market$4,500.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Radio advertising-- Brochures -- Permanent signsSC
2008Geneva Green Market, NFP$4,000.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Radio advertising (excluding HS football game sponsorship) -- Brochure -- Posters -- (excludes mailer/bag stuffer/postage and business cards)SC
2008Grayslake Farmers Market, NFP$4,900.00-- Promotional signs -- Banner -- Print advertisingSC
2008Illinois Farm Bureau, Ag In The Classroom$6,225.00Specialty Crop Educational Document (AITC Ag Mag)SC
2008Jacksonville Main Street Program$3,000.00-- Print advertising (not to be used for prep/layout) -- Radio advertising (not to be used for prep/layout) -- Television advertising (not to be used for prep/layout)SC
2008JoDaviess County Farm Bureau$2,000.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Signs (excluding creation of)SC
2008Kane Co. Farm Bureau$2,500.00-- Promotional flyers and insertsSC
2008Kankakee County Farmers Market$7,500.00-- BillboardsSC
2008Logan Square Chamber of Commerce$5,000.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Flyers -- Signange -- (Excludes tote bags)SC
2008Lombard Town Centre$2,000.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Market Signage -- (excludes streetpole banners)SC
2008Main Street of Sterling, Inc.$3,000.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Radio advertising (not to include remote speaker and call-ins)SC
2008Main Street Paris, Inc.$1,200.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Radio advertising -- BannersSC
2008Market on Main$1,600.00-- Newspaper inserts -- Advertising flyers -- SignsSC
2008Metamora Farmers' Market$3,458.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Radio advertising (not to include radio remotes) -- PostersSC
2008Old Town Market$7,500.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Newspaper coupons -- Radio Advertising -- Mobile billboardSC
2008Oswegoland Park District$5,600.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Radio advertising -- Banners -- Signs (excluding brackets)SC
2008PRIDE of Peoria, Inc.$6,500.00-- Print advertising (excluding design & creation) -- Radio advertising -- Television advertising (excluding creation)SC
2008Quad City Fruit & Vegetable Growers Assoc.$5,000.00-- Radio advertising -- Cable television advertisingSC
2008Quad Communities Development Corporation$3,800.00-- 1/4 page ad in local papers -- BannersSC
2008Ridgeville Park District$1,500.00-- Newspaper/magazine advertising -- Banners -- SignageSC
2008Rock Falls Chamber$4,000.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Radio advertising-- Billboard -- Signage (not to include installation)SC
2008Stark County Farm Bureau / Wyoming Chamber of Commerce$3,200.00-- Posters and inserts -- Weekly print ads -- Radio advertisingSC
2008Steeleville Farmers' Market - Village of Steeleville$5,379.00-- Print advertising -- Radio advertisingSC
2008Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & Industry$4,700.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Radio advertising -- Television advertising -- Street bannersSC
2008Taylorville Main Street, Inc.$4,000.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Radio advertising (not to include remote speaker and call-ins)SC
2008The Galena Territory Association$2,250.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Banners -- FliersSC
2008The Land of Goshen Community Market$3,100.00-- Newspaper advertising -- BrochuresSC
2008Vandalia Main Street Program$3,800.00-- Newspaper advertising -- BrochuresSC
2008Village of Bartlett$5,000.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Newsletter insertSC
2008Village of Campton Hill$2,800.00-- 3x3 ad (5 month ad) -- Radio advertising (WSPY FM and WSQR, excluding WGN) -- Television advertisingSC
2008Village of Elk Grove Village$2,478.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Placard -- Banner-- Posters -- (excludes stickers, bookmarks)SC
2008Village of Huntley$4,000.00-- Monthly and weekly print advertisingSC
2008Village of Palestine$7,500.00-- Newspaper advertising and inserts -- Radio advertising -- Television advertising-- Fliers -- Billboard -- SignsSC
2008Village of Park Forest Farmers' Market$4,000.00-- SignsSC
2008Village of Thornton$3,750.00-- Newspaper advertising -- Radio advertising -- SignsSC
2008Winfield Chamber of Commerce$3,800.00-- Print advertising (monthly and periodic)SC
2008Woodstock Farmers' Market NFP$4,525.00-- Newspaper and magazine advertising -- Display postersSC
2006Belle Vue Farm$2,000.00To help promote their maple syrup products. Funds will be used to assist with radio and newspaper advertising as well as the development and production of brochures.SC
2006Benton Farmers Market$2,000.00For development of promotional materials including signs, newspaper advertising and promotional flyers.SC
2006Buxton's Garden Farm & Okaw Valley Orchard$7,425.00To help develop fliers, posters, newspaper inserts, brochures and other advertising.SC
2006Curtis Orchard Ltd.$17,300.00For billboard, radio, television and newspaper advertising.SC
2006Downtown Bloomington Association$3,250.00To help with the cost of printing fliers, brochures and advertisements to promote the farmers market.SC
2006Downtown Springfield, Inc.$25,000.00For print, television and billboard advertising of the Old Capitol Farmers Market.SC
2006Eckert's Inc.$3,000.00To develop brochures and posters promoting the orchard.SC
2006Furrow Vineyard & Winery, Ltd.$21,000.00For design and placement of billboards, newspaper ads and fliers.SC
2006Green Acres Herb Farm$16,000.00For signage, newspaper and television advertisements.SC
2006Hudson Farm$8,000.00For print, radio and billboard advertising.SC
2006Joe Ringhausen Orchards$5,000.00For radio, print and billboard advertising.SC
2006Kankakee County Farmers Market$8,000.00For banners, fliers/signage, radio and newspaper advertising.SC
2006M&G Foods$4,083.00For development of brochures, fliers, posters, billboards and newspaper ads.SC
2006Prairie House Vineyard & Winery$10,000.00For development of a logo, labels, point of sale materials, brochures, fliers and signage.SC
2006Savanna Cellars Winery & Vineyard Inc.$23,860.00For print advertising, development of a new brochure and a monthly newsletter.SC
2006Schwartz Farms, LLC$10,000.00For billboard, newspaper and radio advertising as well as the development of brochures and additional advertising for special events at the farm.SC
2006Shawnee Hills Wine Trail$11,000.00To help with the promotion of the wine trail through billboards.SC
2006Shawnee Winery Cooperative$10,000.00For billboard, radio, newspaper and television advertising. Some funds will also be used to create a new brochure.SC
2006Stark County Farm Bureau$900.00To create a banner and advertisements for the farmers market.SC
2006StarView Vineyards$12,341.50To develop a brand awareness campaign that will include the design of labels, brochures and additional advertising pieces.SC
2006Tanners Orchard Ltd.$9,539.44To create a 4-page newsletter insert for inclusion in 30 local newspapers.SC
2006Woodstock Farmers Market$2,100.00To help market vendors obtain food service sanitation training so they can sample their crops at farmers markets.SC
2004Arthur Area Association of Commerce$2,500.00To purchase advertising space promoting the farmers market.SC
2004Benton Farmers Market$4,000.00For the creation of promotional fliers and weekly newspaper and radio advertising.SC
2004CHIC Farmers Market$7,000.00NOT FUNDEDSC
2004Chicago Hydroponics$8,900.00NOT FUNDEDSC
2004Clark's Greenhouse$11,100.00For promotional and advertising costs including brochure and survey printing costs, website development, advertising costs and minimal advertising costs associated with trade show expenses.SC
2004Downtown Bloomington Farmers Market$4,600.00Design and printing of flyers, posters and advertisements to promote the Bloomington Farmers Market.SC
2004Downtown Springfield, Inc. (Old Capital Farmers Market)$7,000.00For advertising and promotion costs associated with the Old Capitol Farmers Market. Grant funds will specifically be used for light-pole banners, billboards and radio, print and Internet advertisements.SC
2004DuQuoin Farmers Market$2,800.00For advertising and promotion expenses including radio and newspaper advertisements and the production and distribution of fliers.SC
2004Eckert's Country Store & Farms$10,000.00For advertising and promotional expenses associated with their "Growing Country Memories Every Day" brand marketing campaign including billboards, television, radio and print advertisement production and advertising time.SC
2004First Fruits Produce Co.$10,000.00To develop a website and marketing plan including the development of brochures and advertisementsSC
2004Glen Oosterhoff$6,000.00To develop and print promotional items including truck signs and brochures promoting specialty crops at eight area farmers markets.SC
2004Glenview "Certified" Farmers Market$7,000.00For advertising costs including banners, wooden sandwich boards, magnets and flyers.SC
2004Hudson Farm$6,000.00To develop a logo, brochure and seasonal posters as well as community media notices. In addition, grant funds can be used to develop an advertising plan and purchase advertising space.SC
2004Illinois Herb Association$6,000.00For graphic design and copy writing to create a logo and brochure, to create a website, secure advertising for four professional development meetings and to produce a quarterly newsletter.SC
2004JED's Farm$8,317.00For advertising, promotion and signage related to selling the plasticulture strawberries.SC
2004Kankakee Co. Farmers Market$7,000.00To provide for promotional materials (banners, signs, flyers) and advertising costs (radio, flyers)for the Kankakee County Farmers Market.SC
2004Klein's Farm & Garden Market$15,400.00To create brochures and purchase advertising.SC
2004Lamb of God Farm$20,000.00To write and distribute press releases, develop a database of media contacts, contact media representatives and create an educational and promotional campaign using local media sources.SC
2004Laun Farms$4,000.00NOT FUNDEDSC
2004Midwest Greenhouse$25,000.00Fees associated with the marketing and promotion of the bell peppers.SC
2004Nature's Bounty Greenhouses$5,000.00To obtain marketing and promotion assistance.SC
2004Pure Prairie Nursery$5,000.00For the development of a website to promote the production and use of native Illinois prairie plant materials.SC
2004Shawnee Winery Cooperative$25,000.00For promotional and advertising expenses including billboards, brochure production, radio and newspaper advertising and website development.SC
2004Spence Farms$23,000.00To purchase of materials needed for the establishment of a variety of specialty crops to establish educational plots at the farm; for advertising, printing, marketing and website development; creation of educational materials for visitors and minimal costs associated with organic certification.SC
2004Sullivan Area Economic Development Association$4,050.00For advertising and printing costs associated with the development of a farmers market.SC
2004The Great Pumpkin Patch$3,000.00To help with advertising costs.SC
2004Village of Bartlett$7,000.00To design and print a grower's guide, advertising expenses and other promotional items relating to the promotion of the grantee's farmers market.SC
2004Village of Orland Park$7,250.00To produce a television segment and other advertising promoting the grantee's farmers market.SC
2004Woodstock Farmers Market$7,000.00To create a website, newsletter, pamphlet, radio and newspaper ads and to purchase advertising space.SC